On June 8th canada holds its latest draw, 932 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
In the new draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) exclusively invited candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). As a result, a minimum score of 796 was required to be admitted to this round. Because PNP candidates receive an automatic 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point boost, the score was relatively high.
This is the largest invitation round since Canada accepted 1,047 PNP hopefuls on March 2. IRCC invited 589 PNP candidates with scores of at least 741 in the previous Express Entry Draw.
What is Express Entry, and how does it work?
Express Entry is the application management system for the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program, which are Canada’s three most popular immigration programmes. At least one of these programmes has already qualified PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool.
Express Entry ranks candidates’ profiles using a point-based system known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates with the highest scores are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and can then apply for permanent residency.
Following the application, an IRCC officer reviews the application and makes a decision. The officer will request biometrics and may schedule an interview or request additional documents.
IRCC issues a Confirmation of Permanent Residence if the application is approved (COPR). The landing process can then be completed by approved permanent residents. If they are not already in Canada, they can take advantage of pre-arrival services to assist them with the initial steps of settling in.